Eusebius Joseph McCleskey

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Eusebius Joseph McCleskey
b. 1806

Eusebius Joseph McCleskey (McClusky)   was born July 29, 1806 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, the second son of Benjamin McCleskey and Mary Williamson.  He married Mary Ann Shropshire on  March 19, 1832 in Jackson, Georgia, daughter of James Shropshire and Elizabeth Cunningham (or perhaps the surname was Quinlin).  She was born April 16, 1813 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, and died September 20, 1874.

The family lived in Franklin County, Tennessee for a while before returning to Jackson County, Georgia.  By 1838 the family was living in Alabama, and then by 1846 they had moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  

The family appears on the 1850 and 1860 federal census of Ponototoc County, Missisiippi.  According to the 1850 census, Eusebius was a farmer.

Children of Eusebias McCleskey and Mary Ann Shropshire:

  1. MARGARET ANN MCCLESKY, b. July 14, 1833, Georgia; d. September 29, 1833.

  2. MARY ANN MCCLESKY, b. July 03, 1834; d. May 18, 1858.

  3. OLIVIA IMEDA MCCLESKY, b. August 16, 1838, Alabama.

  4. FRANCES CORNELIA MCCLESKY, b. April 28, 1842, Alabama; d. December 22, 1892, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi.

  5. BENJAMIN JACKSON MCCLESKY, b. January 06, 1846, Mississippi.

  6. SARAH JANE MCCLESKY, b. May 12, 1849, Mississippi.

  7. JOSEPH MCCLESKY, b. June 19, 1854.


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